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Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:57 am
by Bodacious Benny
Hamilton had to brake, but I don’t think he had to take drastic action. Vettel did lose speed and come off the accelerator when he was on the grass (it looked like) as if he’d kept his foot down he’d have been into the wall. He also still had some opposite lock on when he rejoined so it wasn’t really a willing move all the way over to the right.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 am
by Micky Quim
Vettel should have got off the gas when he went off track and then he wouldn't have lost control so much and ended up skidding sideways across the track - the stewards will have seen the telemetry of the car so they will know whether he took action to minimise risk of an accident or not

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:29 am
by Bodacious Benny
I'm just desperate to see someone other than a Merc win a race <laugh>

Not just for this incident, but the rules are too strict a lot of the time I think, often at the expense of the spectacle.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:43 pm
by Micky Quim
I was enjoying the battle at the front but that incident just spoilt it really. Vettel would have been better off giving the place to Lewis then battling to overtake - he wouldn't have got the penalty that way too

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:15 pm
by PTAO?
Micky Quim wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:43 pm
I was enjoying the battle at the front but that incident just spoilt it really. Vettel would have been better off giving the place to Lewis then battling to overtake - he wouldn't have got the penalty that way too
Racing is dead.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:22 pm
by Bodacious Benny
The other takeaway from this season is that Kubica does not belong in an F1 car now. He’s embarrassingly slow. Yes it was a nice story, but it was clear from testing last season that he’s nowhere near quick enough anymore.

Credit to him for where he’s gotten back to, but there’s not really any space for sentimentality in elite sport.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:48 am
by overseasTOON
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:22 pm
The other takeaway from this season is that Kubica does not belong in an F1 car now. He’s embarrassingly slow. Yes it was a nice story, but it was clear from testing last season that he’s nowhere near quick enough anymore.

Credit to him for where he’s gotten back to, but there’s not really any space for sentimentality in elite sport.
Given someone like Ocon couldn't even get a seat.

Re: The F1 Thread

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 am
by Bodacious Benny
overseasTOON wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:48 am
Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:22 pm
The other takeaway from this season is that Kubica does not belong in an F1 car now. He’s embarrassingly slow. Yes it was a nice story, but it was clear from testing last season that he’s nowhere near quick enough anymore.

Credit to him for where he’s gotten back to, but there’s not really any space for sentimentality in elite sport.
Given someone like Ocon couldn't even get a seat.
Definitely. I said last season that Kubica wasn’t quick enough so was a bit surprised that Williams gave him the drive this season. Mind you, their car is so bad that maybe everyone else turned them down!